that's nonsense. we talked to endocrinologists, nutritionists and even cardiologists, all of whom say there is no medical evidence to back up the diet's claim. and worse, it may put dieters at risk for blood clots, pulmonary embolism, depression, headaches. >> this isn't just nonsense. this is dangerous. go on the hcg diet, i think you're playing russian roulette with your health and maybe even your life. >> so, is this legal? >> reporter: it is legal, off-label, it's prescribed to women. but where is the fda on this? they pointed out that today, for years, they've required labels of hcg state that numerous clinical trials have showed it to be ineffect chul when it comes to weight loss. as for the home owe pathic version, the oral drops, the pellets, they are not even recognized by the fda. >> and you got to know the consequences of some of this. thank you, juju, for tackling this today.